Hnat-Webb Adventures

A Dream Reborn.

Spring 2019. Time to look ahead, to prepare for what we believe will be the pinnacle of our boating dreams. With the downtime of recent months, I reread the two most inspirational books: “Honey, Let’s Get a Boat,” and “Crossing… Continue Reading →

March – This is Madness!

Let me just get this off my chest… Life is not fair. Still, no matter what cards you may be dealt, it is up to you to make the best of it. “Attitude is Everything!” Pete and I entered the… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

“Cover the earth before it covers you.” Dragobert D. Runes. I remember how I felt at this time last year. Excited, anxious, worried, and a little fearful. I was newly retired, I didn’t know when my first retiree “paycheck” would… Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks.

Shortly after my last post, and after Pete’s orthopedist reviewed the results of the MRI, Pete was advised to stop taking the antibiotics that (we believe) abated the recurrence of his knee infection. We looked for swelling, redness and pain… Continue Reading →

October? Oktoberfest!

“Das leben ist bezaubernd, man muss es nur durch die richtige Brille Sehen.” [Life is wonderful, you just need to see it through the right glasses.] – Prost! We have settled in. We love our mountain retreat in the Sierra Foothills…. Continue Reading →

Back in California

This summer ended up a lot different than planned. We started out in May on our Great Loop Adventure. We enjoyed two fantastic months of cruising from Rock Hall, MD, to Burlington, VT, before a sporting injury, a subsequent infection,… Continue Reading →

Home Away From Home

“Half this game is 90% mental.” – Yogi Berra. We have had two homes actually. Pete and I have been at his sister’s home intermittently for the last two months. (His knee injury occurred on 6/23.) Imagine the challenges we… Continue Reading →

Early Rehab

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:12. As it sometimes happens, things got a bit worse before they got better. Pete’s wound required a second “open and irrigate” procedure (on Sunday, 7/15) because he… Continue Reading →


We have made the most of our time in New England post-injury. Pete’s left knee remained immobilized, elevated, iced often, and he continued minding doctor’s orders. Pete was an excellent back seat navigator! We’ve been in CT, MA, ME, NH,… Continue Reading →

When Life Hands You Lemons

“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” – Elbert Hubbard Pete and I locked up our boat on Saturday, June 30th, at 16:00 hours and headed north. We hoped to feel some of the excitement of Canada Day, July 1,… Continue Reading →

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